How Many Of You Live On The Bridge Pickup Of Your Tele

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  1. Timbresmith1

    Timbresmith1 Tele-Afflicted

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    I can live on bridge pickup only. So, not really a Tele.
    Broadcaster pickup, like you have.
     
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  2. Obsessed

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    Once I traded out the stock MIM ceramics for the Broadcaster/TT set, I have been so happy everywhere on my tele. I could live on one or the other for lengthy periods of time, but I would always want both.
     
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    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm a mostly neck and neck/bridge player.

    I find the purely bridge pickup to be too ice-pick bright for my tastes.

    :(
     
  4. Ebidis

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    Mostly bridge. Same with my Les Paul.
     
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    Telecaster88 Tele-Afflicted

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    I lived on the bridge for the first few decades I played my Tele. I also did not know there was a tone knob on it. Now that I'm middle aged, I live on the middle position, tone rolled back a smidge.
     
  6. telemnemonics

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    Well I have four Esquires and they all got old Fender pickups, two rewound by Fralin and two stock coils.
    Basic stuff, 6.6k- 7.3k of 42awg wire, pretty bright and clear.
     
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  7. DougM

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    I use the neck pickup on any guitar 90% of the time
     
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    My go to is a partscaster with Bootstrap Extra Crispy pickups. Wired 4 way. I’m usually on my bridge. Or both in series.
     
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  9. zeke54

    zeke54 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Been an Esquire guy since 1968 ! I do have a Tele though .
     
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  10. John_B

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    Bridge only for me. It is just what I like. I make do if I want a middle position sound.

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  11. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I used to live there, although recently I bought a Vintera 70s Custom and replaced the stock WRHB with a CuNiFe one: the moddle position is something really special, so on the Custom I mostly live in the middle.
     
  12. dreamingtele

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    99% in the bridge pickup!!

    sometimes I use the neck.. but very rarely! HAHAHa..
     
  13. Mur

    Mur Friend of Leo's

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    I sometimes use neck pup w/tone rolled off for "Wooden Ships" sound.

    Also, a little known secret .. use neck pup w/tone wide open and strum in the area where neck joins the body. This creates a mock "acoustic guitar" vibe.
     
  14. Junco Partner

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    I’m on the bridge probably 95% of the time
     
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    Neck 70%, middle 20%,, bridge 10%, and that's on all my teles, just love the neck pickup
     
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    Esquire for me, thanks.
     
  17. Jakedog

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    I live on the bridge pickup 99% of the time no matter what guitar I’m playing. I honestly think that where both teles and Les Pauls are concerned, I could get by just fine with nothing but a bridge pickup and a volume knob forever.
     
  18. TokyoPortrait

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    Hi.

    Ah, you have the guitar back. Did you tell us about them? I miss stuff cos of time zone differences.

    Oh yeah, and probably 60/40 favouring the neck. :)

    Good night.

    Pax/
    Dean
     
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    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Where I play (church), I’m on the bridge of my Tele most of the time just to cut through the mix. For more atmospheric stuff, I’m on the neck or middle.
     
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    I'm almost always on the bridge for both lead and rhythm work. Just use the tone knob to get the amount of warmth or brightness I want. I find anytime I play in the other pickup positions it just disappears in the mix. Nothing cuts through like a Tele bridge pickup.
     
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